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Ruled Panel

Ruled Panel

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Ruled Panel

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Die Module

Use the Ruled panel to create surfaces and/or meshes of plate elements from nodes, lines, and/or line segments, in any combination. Nodes in the mesh being created are placed on a surface created on a linear basis between the two sets of selected entities.


Subpanels and Inputs

There are no subpanels on the Ruled panel. All inputs and command buttons are located on the main panel.


Panel Inputs



node list / line list

There are two identical switches which allow you to pick a node list or a line list.  The surfaces or meshes will be generated in the intervening space between the selected nodes and/or lines.

meshing options

mesh, keep surf: creates a surface from the selected entities and then generates a mesh on the created surface.  The created surface is retained along with the mesh.

mesh, dele surf: creates a surface from the selected entities and then generates a mesh on the created surface.  The created surface is then deleted and only the corresponding mesh is retained.

mesh w/o surf: This option creates a mesh between the selected entities using linear interpolation without creating a surface.

surface only: creates a surface from selected entities, but does not create a mesh.  You can use the resulting surface to perform any desired geometry cleanup functions or automeshing.

auto reverse

When elements are generated, the edges used to create this mesh can be ordered in different directions.  This causes HyperMesh to create a mesh that crosses itself, resembling a bow tie.  The order of the edges is determined by the order in which the nodes were selected or the direction of the selected line(s).  To prevent "bow ties" from occurring, the default auto reverse parameter is provided to insure that elements are generated with a similar order on each side of the mesh.  Toggle auto reverse to no reverse to disable this feature.


Command Buttons

The following action buttons appear:




Creates the ruled surface and/or mesh.


Undoes the most recent ruled creation.


Exits the panel.


How do I...

Build a surface between two rows of nodes

Build a surface between a row of nodes and a line

Build a surface between lines or between line segments


See also

An Alphabetical List of Panels

HM-3110: Mesh without Surfaces